Thematic analysis and practical advice

  1. Protecting the life and health of workers during the COVID 19 pandemic: Overview of national legislative and policy responses

    26 January 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the cardinal importance of protecting health and safety in the workplace. ILO Member States are responding, through legislative and policy measures in the world of work, to the occupational health and safety issues raised by this extraordinary situation. This Brief provides examples of laws and policies from 35 countries and territories that are relevant to understanding how workers’ safety and health have been upheld during the crisis.

  2. Application of International Labour Standards in times of crisis: the importance of international labour standards and effective and authoritative supervision in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

    26 January 2021

    Extracts of the General Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) at its 91st session (Nov-Dec. 2020)

  3. ILO and FAO join forces to keep logging safe

    26 January 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on logging operations around the world, with direct and serious implications for workers and enterprises. As economic activities restart, companies and workers must find ways to adapt to new realities. The ILO and FAO have joined forces and released a practical and participatory checklist to help companies, workers and customers stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19, while mitigating the social economic impact of COVID-19.

  4. General observation on the application of the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)

    25 January 2021

    Adopted by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) at its 91st session (Nov. - Dec. 2020)

  5. General observation on the application of the Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122)

    25 January 2021

    Adopted by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) at its 91st session (Nov. - Dec. 2020)

  6. Overview of ‘Employer and business membership organizations: Leading enterprises in times of the COVID-19 crisis’

    25 January 2021

    Employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) across the globe have been at the forefront of helping the businesses they represent to weather the COVID 19 crisis. EBMOs around the world have stepped up to deliver crucial services and amplify the business voice amid the sheer enormity of the COVID-19 crisis.

  7. A Global trend analysis on the role of trade unions in times of COVID-19

    25 January 2021

    This Policy Brief is primarily directed to workers and their organizations. Its main purpose is to promote a better understanding of the pivotal role trade unions have played in COVID-19 responses worldwide either through tripartite and bipartite social dialogue, bilateral interactions with their governments or targeted actions carried out in support of their members and society as a whole.

  8. ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 7th edition

    25 January 2021

  9. Analysis of the activities of employer and business membership organizations in the COVID-19 pandemic and what comes next

    25 January 2021

    Employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) across the globe have been at the forefront of helping the businesses they represent to weather the COVID 19 crisis. EBMOs around the world have stepped up to deliver crucial services and amplify the business voice amid the sheer enormity of the COVID-19 crisis.

  10. Towards solid social protection floors? The role of non-contributory provision during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    21 January 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of guaranteeing access to at least essential health care and to basic income security for all over the life cycle, as stipulated in the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202).

  11. Skills development in the time of COVID-19: Taking stock of the initial responses in technical and vocational education and training

    19 January 2021

  12. Skills development in the time of COVID-19: Taking stock of the initial responses in technical and vocational education and training

    19 January 2021

  13. Skills development in the time of COVID-19: Taking stock of the initial responses in technical and vocational education and training

    19 January 2021

  14. Towards decent work for all homeworkers

    13 January 2021

    Working from home has long been an important feature of the world of work. However, the institutions that govern the labour market are rarely designed with the home as a workplace in mind. The dramatic increase in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to address the issues facing homeworkers and their employers, and to pave the way to decent work for all who work from home.

  15. Global Employment Policy Review 2020: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation

    22 December 2020

    The Global Employment Policy Review (GEPR) examines trends in employment policies while at the same time presenting new and innovative solutions to the challenges of policy design and implementation. In this first edition, the report focuses on the issue of structural transformation.

  16. COVID-19 action checklist for the construction industry

    20 December 2020

    This action checklist provides practical measures designed to help employers, workers and the self-employed in the construction industry work safely on site and thus prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at work.

  17. 2020 Labour Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean [Executive Summary]

    17 December 2020

    Some 30 million people are unemployed and 23 million will have left the workforce due to the lack of opportunities. In 2021, employment will be in intensive care and the indicators could worsen, says ILO annual Labour Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean.

  18. From crisis to opportunity for sustainable peace: A joint perspective on responding to the health, employment and peacebuilding challenges in times of COVID-19

    17 December 2020

  19. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020: Navigating the crisis towards a human-centred future of work

    15 December 2020

    The Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020 report pulls together the most recent statistics to generate an assessment of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had so far on employment and labour markets in the most populous and dynamic region of the world. With economic growth in the Asia and Pacific region already weakening in 2019, the current crisis has hit economies, enterprises and workers in the region with a force that is reversing some of the limited gains made in pursuit of decent work and inclusive growth in the previous decade.

  20. General observation on matters arising from the application of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) during the COVID-19 pandemic

    12 December 2020

    Adopted by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) at its 91st session (Nov. - Dec. 2020)